Chicago Theater Works presents EXPOSED starring Emmy Award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan

One-man live show
4 performances
April 24 - April 27 / 8 pm

Chicago Theatre Works

1113 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
312.391.0404

Tickets: $35 General Admission
$50 for Reserved Cabaret Table Seating

Buy tickets at:
https://www.chicagotheaterworks.com

Full bar is available for beverages.

Jordan is best known for his standout roles in “Sordid Lives,” “American Horror Story,” “The Help” and as Beverly Leslie on NBC’s hit series, “Will & Grace.” He is also now playing a leading role in the new comedy series, “The Cool Kids” on FOX.

Students: The 2019 Scholarship
Applications are now open.

Click below to view and download the application.

Scholarship Application 2019

Your OPALGA Board at Work

Members of OPALGA,

At the Annual Meeting in January we invited each of you to give us input on two questions:
•   How can we (OPALGA) change to be even more inclusive and relevant to all who fall under the large umbrella of queer?
•   How do you envision OPALGA reaching out further to fulfill our mission statement? - promote positive attitudes toward and advocate for full equality for the LGBTQ community; welcome all area LGBTQ residents and friends; share resources and information pertinent to the LGBTQ community; and celebrate our community and give back to it through volunteer events.

We received more than 20 written replies to those questions, replies that were prepared around tables at the Annual Meeting. At a Board Retreat held February 17th we spent time considering each item of input and came up with 25 actionable items that we are now in the process of prioritizing.  When we have determined which of these actions will be tackled this year we will let you all know and we will report to you on a regular basis how we are progressing.

A second major action at our retreat was to take the Committee Sign-Up sheets we received at the Annual Meeting, and by email following the meeting – a total of 44 responses – and to create committees to address pulling off a wonderful Gala in October; Donut Day in June; our ongoing Scholarship awards; Social Activities; Education; Volunteer/Outreach; and Website support. If you were one of the 44 you will be hearing from the board liaison for each committee about your involvement. Each committee will create a ‘charter’ outlining their planned action, set up a schedule for meeting and reporting activity, determine a budget if needed, and select one or two members to be chair or co-chair of the committee.

As OPALGA celebrates an illustrious 30-year history all through 2019 we want you to feel a part of how we move forward through a future that holds promise and challenges.

Your Board
Kendall Alexander, Jim Gibson, Margaret Gonsoulin, Tom Gull, Tom Javorcic, Colette Lueck, Bob Personett, Alisa Ray, Mike Rosanova, Kelly Soprych, Bob Stelletello, Roger Wilson and Brian Bollenbacher

2019 Potluck Dates & Locations:

BYOB and bring a dish to share.
Please note -- ALL are welcome to attend our potlucks.
You do not need to be an OPALGA member to attend.

FEB 8
1001 South Humphrey, Oak Park
MARCH 8
7900 Madison St., River Forest
APRIL 12
815 Wisconsin Ave., Oak Park
MAY 10
332 Wisconsin Ave., Oak Park
JUNE 14
1145 East Ave., Oak Park
JULY 12
122 Elgin Ave., Forest Park
AUG. 9
937 Clarence Ave., Oak Park
SEPT. 13
1844 North Nagle Ave.
Chicago
OCT. 11
528 Wesley Ave., Oak Park
NOV. 8
539 Park Ave., River Forest
DEC 13
639 Fair Oaks Ave., Oak Park

2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JAN 13 Annual Meeting & Brunch
FEB 2GCFD Volunteer Day
FEB 8POTLUCK
FEB 19Hamburger Mary's Bingo
MAR 8POTLUCK
APR 12POTLUCK
MAY 10POTLUCK
MAY 28Memorial Day Parade
JUNE 2A Day in our Village
JUNE 12POTLUCK
JULY 44th of July Parade
JULY 12POTLUCK
AUG 9POTLUCK
SEPT 13 POTLUCK
OCT 11 POTLUCK
OCT 26 SCHOLARSHIP GALA
NOV 8 POTLUCK
DEC 13POTLUCK